The solution to Israel's housing problem: SamariaWith 93% of Judea and Samaria unpopulated by either Jew or Arab, the potential exists to solve Israel's housing crisis.
Yafo Arabs Tell Hamas They'll Fight Housing PlanPopular council head gives interview to Hamas in which he blasts much needed construction plan as attempt to 'Judaize' city.
Uri Ariel to Leftists: Bring it OnHousing Minister dismisses criticism over housing, encourages right-wing voters to attend polls and the rally Sunday for a secure Israel.
Herzog: Social Justice Before DefenseLabor leader claims Israel's economy is suffering due to overfocus on defense, vows only to raise defense budget if social needs are met.
Herzog Slams Government Money to 'Settlements'Labor leaders blame housing crisis solely on Netanyahu, say that under their reign, money would be funneled to fix financial woes.
Lapid: Housing Crisis Caused by NetanyahuYesh Atid head urges the public to carefully read the State Comptroller's report on the housing crisis, to be published Wednesday.
Report: ILA Building Plans Could Harm Water SupplyILA plans to build 40,000 apartments directly over Israel's most critical underground water source, opponents say.
Kahlon: Lapid Provided Zero SolutionsKulanu head Moshe Kahlon attacks Yair Lapid for housing crisis, calls his tenure as Finance Minister 'risky gamble we're all paying for.'
Bennett: Lapid Responsible for Housing CrisisJewish Home Chairman criticizes Yair Lapid for housing crisis, says for past two years 'Israel has been held hostage to his whims.'
Kulanu: Lapid Responsible for Housing CrisisBattle of the 'centrists': Lapid blames PM for crisis, thwarting Yesh Atid's attempts to fix it. Kulanu: Lapid isn't taking responsibility.
Kahlon's Party to Focus on Cost of Living, Housing'The concept of 'monopoly' needs to disappear,' former Likud minister states, in remarks over plans for his new political party.
Research Shows Young Couples Struggle to Buy HomesPrices soar with salaries not meeting the rise, leaving young couples less able to become homeowners amid noted gap in income brackets.
Left Livid: 44 Roads Slated for Judea-SamariaIs the 'covert' building freeze due to be torpedoed entirely? Half of long-standing plan for new roads approved as leftists fume.
Top 10% Make 8.5% More Than Bottom 10%: CBSIsrael's poor are not getting ahead - but they are not falling behind, either, new numbers from the Central Bureau of Statistics show.
Housing Crisis Deepens as Building Remains FrozenApartment prices jump 4.4% in second quarter of 2014 - price of new apartments up 13% - as Netanyahu's construction freeze continues.
Conflict Erupts Over Solutions to Housing CrisisWhere to invest - that is the question. Housing and Finance Ministries face off over the better solution to the housing problem.
Minister Warns Israeli Sovereignty is in DangerHousing minister tells Arutz Sheva about proposed terror deal, 2015 housing price drop; slams collective punishment in Yitzhar.
Leftist Jerusalem Councilman Reports ConstructionMeretz councilman Alalu says Israel plans 186 new Jewish housing units in eastern Jerusalem.
Liberman: Give State Discounts for Young ParentsForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman pushes VAT exemption for young apartment buyers, IDF vets; also subsidized daycare.
'There is No Chance of a Palestinian State'Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel says Netanyahu appears to be standing up to US pressure on 'framework for peace.'
Jump in Settlement Building 'is an Illusion'Yesha Council says statistics showing tremendous growth in Judea, Samaria is simply the result of a building freeze in the previous year.
Initiative: 10% of New Homes for Public HousingBill to mandate transitionary apartments for families in desperate need of public housing picks up speed, supporters in Knesset.
Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.
Youth from Samaria Share Their FearsYoung Israelis from Samaria sit with MKs. Among their questions: after the army, where will I live?
Hareidi Media Attacks Housing Minister For TendersHareidi papers slam Uri Ariel over Judea and Samaria construction plans, saying he's ignoring housing crisis among hareidi public.
Lapid: Apartment Price Hike Dooms Next GenerationFinance Minister urges contractors in Monday afternoon speech to work with the government to lower real estate prices.
Jerusalem Hopes for End to ‘Ghost Apartments’Deputy mayor expresses hope that higher taxes will make overseas owners think twice about leaving Jerusalem homes empty.
Tax On Empty Apartments Doubled by Finance C'teeNew rules unanimously approved on roughly 47,000 empty apartments to encourage renting or selling, help solve housing crisis.
Clashes as Immigrants Protest, ‘We’re Stuck’Ethiopian immigrants say failure to update grants is leaving many in absorption centers. Nine arrested at protest.
Ariel, Yishai Pledge Further CooperationHousing Minister Uri Ariel and his predecessor, Eli Yishai, pledge continued cooperation over housing.
Ariel: Chinese Workers Could Lower Home CostsHousing Minister Uri Ariel said that Israel would once again admit large numbers of Chinese building workers - if China were willing.
Ariel Reveals Emergency Cost-Lowering PlanHousing Minister Uri Ariel commits to lowering prices by 2014, reveals ‘evict and build’ scheme.
Yesha Housing Starts More Than Double Last YearHousing starts sank during the first half of 2012 in most areas of Israel – but they were way up in Judea and Samaria
Jerusalem Construction ‘a Drop in the Ocean’City representative welcomes 200 new housing units, but says, ‘I would be happy if it were 8,000.’
Housing Prices Up by 100%, Activists Blame BibiActivist blames the Prime Minister for skyrocketing price of housing. ‘Homeowners in huge debt, nothing left to live on.’
Housing Prices Down Two Quarters in a RowHousing costs are trending downward in Israel despite recent interest-rate cuts by the Bank of Israel.
Nine-Year Low in Apartment SalesSales drop by 32% as potential buyers hope for change. In central Israel, sales drop by over 60%.
IDF to Give Up Land?Knesset State Control Committee to pressure IDF to give up land for housing projects.
Protest: Give Bibi a ChanceStudent rally supports both the housing protest and the prime minister.
Survey: What PA? Israelis Focused on WelfareMost Israelis see socio-economic issues as the country's top concern, while only 11% see talks with the PA as the most pressing issue.
No Confidence Motions DiscussedOpposition discussed no confidence motions as social protest groups begin bickering. PM: "Jabotinsky believed in free market".
Netanyahu Defends IDF BudgetPM Binyamin Netanyahu defended his fiscal reforms - and the defense budget - as 'social protests' enter doldrums.
Housing Protests SaturdayTens of thousands of demonstrators gathered around the country to protests Israel's high cost of living.
TA 29th Most Expensive CityProtesters complaining about the high cost of housing in Tel Aviv are not imagining it. But do they have to live there?
MK Rips Israel's Cement MonopolyBesides high land prices and tight demand, cement, produced by Israeli monopoly Nesher, is a culprit as well, says MK Einat Wilf.
PM Puts Housing FirstPrime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled a diplomatic visit to Poland in order to deal with Israel's hot-button housing crisis